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15 July 2021
Article published today by Professor Hamber in the Belfast Telegraph on the British Government’s proposal for an amnesty for all conflict-related offences. “Amnesty a line in the sand? It’s not even close” If we know anything about the Johnson government in the UK, they are not great at sticking to agreements or taking the views … Continue reading "Northern Ireland amnesty?"
27 May 2021
The Chair facilitated a session on Thursday 20 May 2021, with the UN Secretary Generals’ Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake. In her talk the UN Envoy on Youth discussed UN priorities and issues concerning youth, peace and security. This dialogue was part of the new seminar series entitled Youth, Peace and Security Leadership Series. The … Continue reading "Seminar UN Envoy on Youth"
26 May 2021
On Thursday 20 May 2021, the UN Secretary Generals’ Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, held a unique meeting with 20 young people from across 10 local and regional organisations in Northern Ireland and the border regions. This was part of the new seminar series entitled Youth, Peace and Security Leadership Series. In preparation for a … Continue reading "UN Youth Envoy & Young Leaders"
23 March 2021
Professor Brandon Hamber, Hume O’Neill Chair, has published a new piece in Belfast Telegraph. In my work dealing with the impact of political violence, a constant challenge is reminding people that when addressing survivors’ needs during times of conflict, it is the social context that is often the primary stressor. For example, as much as … Continue reading "‘New normal’ is abnormal"
16 March 2021
At the invitation of the John Hewitt Society, the Chair, Professor Brandon Hamber, was asked to speak at the St Patrick’s Symposium on 15 March 2021. The Symposium focused on the topic of Reminiscence. The event “At Home with St. Patrick” in Armagh differed from other St. Patrick’s festivals by examining and celebrating who St. … Continue reading "St Patrick’s Symposium"
22 February 2021
The Chair is delighted to be help organise and launch the new Youth, Peace and Security Leadership Series. The seminar series will explore the positive contribution of youth to peace. Every 6-8 weeks, an online platform will be created for young leaders to share their experience from around the world. The seminar series is a … Continue reading "Youth, Peace and Security Series"
19 February 2021
Ulster University has confirmed that its highly regarded CAIN archive will be retained as a live and curated archive, made possible by support from Initiatives of Change. The funding follows a consultation in 2019 and comprehensive efforts by the University and the CAIN team to secure the long-term future of the archive. The funding will … Continue reading "CAIN live archive"
4 February 2021
Saddened to learn of the death of AFL-CIO President Emeritus, John J. Sweeney. Ulster University offers an annual John J Sweeney Scholarship in his name. It has been a very successful programme so far, attracting some great recipients over the years since his launch to our MSc Peace and Conflict Studies. We feel privileged to … Continue reading "Passing of John J. Sweeney"
16 December 2020
A dialogue was held on 16 December 2020 hosted by the Truth Commission for Colombia entitled “Let’s talk about coexistence and reconciliation”. This reflexive dialogue focused on the mandate of the Commission to promote coexistence and reconciliation. The dialogue sought to learn from international experience to overcome challenges and help strengthening the work of the … Continue reading "Colombian Truth Commission"
15 December 2020
As part of the ongoing “Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared” programme run by Conflict Textiles a new video interview was released on 10 December 2020, Human Rights Day. In this video interview with Nicole Drouilly and Professor Brandon Hamber, Nicole shares, in-depth, her experiences of searching for her sister Jacqueline, husband and unborn child, … Continue reading "Experiences of Disappearances"